Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms

A decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average.

Welcome to Isle of Palms

Living in Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 4,347 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Isle of Palms is the 83rd largest community in South Carolina.

Isle of Palms home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Isle of Palms real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Isle of Palms is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Isle of Palms is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Isle of Palms who work in management occupations (19.38%), sales jobs (16.25%), and office and administrative support (7.89%).

Also of interest is that Isle of Palms has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Isle of Palms telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Isle of Palms is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

In addition, Isle of Palms is home to many people who could be described as “urban sophisticates”. Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. “Urban sophisticates” is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call ‘urbaneness’. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Isle of Palms is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Isle of Palms a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Isle of Palms has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Isle of Palms’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Isle of Palms is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Isle of Palms, you’ll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Isle of Palms is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.09% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Isle of Palms in 2018 was $74,127, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $296,508 for a family of four.

The people who call Isle of Palms home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Isle of Palms residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Isle of Palms include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Isle of Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.

Real Estate in Popular Isle of Palms Neighborhoods

Popular Real Estate Near Isle of Palms SC

Zip Codes in Isle of Palms, SC

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Overview for Isle of Palms, SC

4,318 people live in Isle of Palms, where the median age is 51.7 and the average individual income is $100,579. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,318

Total Population

51.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$100,579

Average individual Income

Around Isle of Palms, SC

There's plenty to do around Isle of Palms, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

7
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alchemist Beverage Company @ Six Mile Wine & Spirits., Bon Banh Mi, and White House Black Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.36 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 28 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 4.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.82 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Isle of Palms, SC

Isle of Palms has 1,903 households, with an average household size of 2.27. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Isle of Palms do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,318 people call Isle of Palms home. The population density is 973.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,318

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

51.7

Median Age

48.8 / 51.2%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,903

Total Households

2.27

Average Household Size

$100,579

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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